When you select plants for your own front yard, choose a variety of flowers, ground covers, shrubs, and trees that will stay small enough not to overpower your home. These species are both compact and colorful.
Azalea (shown at right) Barberry (Berberis species) Chinese juniper (Juniperus species) Compact American cranberry bush (Viburnum trilobum compactum) Dense yew (Taxus species) Dwarf burning bush (Euonymus alata compacta) Dwarf Korean lilac (Syringa patula) Flowering almond (Prunus triloba) Spirea (Spiraea species)
Lamium (shown at right) Ajuga (Ajuga reptans) Bishop's weed (Aegopodium podagraria) English ivy (Hedera helix) Epimendium (Epimendium grandiflorum) Winter creeper (Euonymus fortunei) Ferns Liriope (Liriope species) Ornamental grasses Pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis) Vinca (Vinca minor)
Daylily and Hosta (shown at right) Artemisia Astilbe Autumn Joy sedum Basket-of-gold alyssum Candytuft Cerastium Chrysanthemum Moss phlox Potentilla Soapwort
Kousa dogwood (shown at right) Amur maple (Acer ginnala) Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana) Flowering cherry (Prunus species) Flowering crab apple (Malus species) Hawthorn (Crataegus species) Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) Magnolia (Magnolia stellata) Redbud (Cercis canadensis) Serviceberry (Amelanchier laevus)